Nov. 18, 2019 — Academic computing has come a long way since the days when math nerds ran punch cards through IBM mainframes. Today, researchers in every discipline, including the social sciences and humanities, need the power of modern high-performance computing to push the boundaries of their fields.
That’s where Stony Brook’s Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS) comes in. IACS spans the University, sharing resources and forging cross-disciplinary connections to facilitate the big data crunches that modern researchers require.
“Thanks in large part to IACS, Stony Brook is emerging as an international leader in modern computational science,” said Robert Harrison, professor of applied mathematics and statistics and founding director of IACS. “Here, the tools of modern artificial intelligence (AI) are revolutionizing all disciplines — for example, continental-scale Antarctic ecology, design of materials and computational linguistics.”
Innovations in high-performance computing (HPC), Harrison said, are opening new frontiers to scientific discovery. With the support of multiple projects funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, IACS researchers are on the bleeding edge of new software and algorithms for emerging exascale computers that are capable of performing one quintillion — that’s 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 — operations per second.
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Source: Rob Emproto, Stony Brook University